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Karen Yi


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Karen:

He raised $21K but never ran for office. Nobody knows where the money went.

A one-time state Assemblyman who was named in an FBI search warrant in Orange in 2016 and 2017 raised thousands for a race he never ran. → Read More

Pressure builds after more in N.J. sue NYC over relocating homeless

The city of Elizabeth and Union County will join a lawsuit against New York City. → Read More

Airbnb rentals will be more difficult in Newark once city acts on new rules

Newark last year passed a new law requiring permits for homeowners wanted to Airbnb their properties and levying additional taxes on those homes. → Read More

NYC will stop paying full year of rent to move homeless to N.J.

Payments will be made monthly, instead. → Read More

Newark lead levels are lower but still elevated, new water tests show

The latest sampling results for Newark showed the city had exceeded federal lead limits in the tap water for the sixth consecutive monitoring period. → Read More

NYC sends homeless to live in illegal rentals in N.J. One town is trying to stop it.

A controversial New York City program is sending its homeless to different cities, including many in New Jersey. → Read More

Newark is scaling back bottled water distribution to homes with lead pipes

Newark officials say residents can go back to using 38,000 city-distributed filters after tests showed 97% were effective but will continue to offer bottled water. → Read More

Flush and filter water? The questions we have after Newark’s lead testing results.

State Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe said residents should flush and filter before using Newark tap water. → Read More

Newark says no more need for bottled water, but it’s unclear why some homes fail tests

City officials announced the results of additional filter testing amid the ongoing lead water crisis. → Read More

Newark to release lead filter testing results Monday, as 29K families rely on bottled water

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka says additional testing is complete. → Read More

Newark’s mayor plans town hall to address water crisis

Newark officials will host a 'State of Water' event on Oct. 2 to update residents on the lead service line replacement program. → Read More

We will have answers soon on puzzling Newark water filter failure, mayor says

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said on MSNBC Monday night the water crisis is 'deeply personal' for him. → Read More

Luxury building confirms water is safe a week after lead scare

The residential tower in Newark's downtown does not have lead in the tap water, the building finally confirmed to residents → Read More

Newark wants to replace lead pipes on private property, with or without owners’ OK

Mayor Ras Baraka is seeking a drastic measure to compel all city property owners with lead service lines to get their pipes replaced by the city. → Read More

Luxury building in Newark’s downtown does not have lead water, city says, citing new tests

The water inside a high-rise building in Newark's downtown is safe to drink, city officials announced Sunday two days after the building announced it was distributing bottled water. → Read More

Hurricane Dorian strengthens to ‘catastrophic’ Category 5 storm

The National Hurricane Center warned of "devastating winds" from a fierce Hurricane Dorian, with top wind speeds at 160 mph. → Read More

How did we get here? A look back at Newark’s water crisis.

Newark's lead water crisis didn't just begin. There were early signs of elevated lead levels creeping into schools as far back as 2010 and city-wide as early as 2015. → Read More

No need for bottled water outside of lead-contaminated areas in Newark, judge says

U.S. District Judge Esther Salas on Friday denied a motion by the Natural Resources Defense Council to expand the city's bottled water program to pregnant moms and families with young children in the Wanaque area. → Read More

Booker’s mayoral campaign profited from corrupt Newark agency, jailed official told FBI

Linda Watkins-Brashear, currently serving an 8-year sentence in federal prison, said fundraising for Booker and his team was part of the Newark watershed corporation's responsibilities. → Read More

Protesters descend on MTV’s Video Music Awards angry about Newark lead crisis

About 200 protesters gathered outside the Prudential Center on Monday to demand lead-free water on a historic day for the city -- its first time hosting the VMAs. → Read More